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Apex official retires after DWI arrest

Posted February 4, 2014

Michael Wilson

— Assistant Town Manager Michael Wilson retired Tuesday, three days after he was arrested on a charge of driving while impaired, Apex Town Manager Bruce Radford said.

Wilson, 59, of 801 Olive St., was arrested late Saturday about a block from his home, according to an arrest report. He has a March 11 court date.

After working for the town for 35 years, he submitted his retirement paperwork Tuesday afternoon, Radford said, noting that the retirement was effective immediately.

“During his career, Mike has been instrumental in guiding and directing the positive growth and prosperity of Apex,” Radford said in a statement. “His commitment to the Town is unparalleled, and Apex is a better place today because of his many contributions. He has been the epitome of a dedicated public servant.”


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  • melanie3 Feb 5, 2014

    amazing he didn't stick it out like Scott Lassiter, fight the charge for 2 years and run for office and only after being elected have it come out.

  • thinkin out loud Feb 4, 2014

    Very sad that a man that dedicated that many years to a town had to out this way. Like ALL of us, no one is above the law (in theory anyway)

  • mike honcho Feb 4, 2014

    So close to home, yet so far from freedom.

  • Super Hans Feb 4, 2014

    Oh come on. The dude was a block from his home, for crying out loud.

  • ncguy Feb 4, 2014

    u mean they followed him home from the pub/party

  • zoso62 Feb 4, 2014

    Cover up!

  • givemeabr8 Feb 4, 2014

    Can't believe it took them this long to cover this...and they haven't even mentioned the arrest of another Wake County official's daughter's arrest

  • Frank Downtown Feb 4, 2014